Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that the winner of the latest “Give a Click” campaign located on our website – WeShareACommonThread.org – is the Angkor Dance Troupe of Lowell. The Angkor Dance Troupe develops and teaches Cambodian dance, promotes an understanding and appreciation of Cambodian culture, and provides a positive social and educational outlet for youths.
|(Left to right) Vyrik Eng, treasurer of the board for Angkor Dance Troupe and Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union financial risk analyst; Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Cochran; Tim Thou, founder of Angkor Dance Troupe; and Linda Sou, president of the board for Angkor Dance Troupe.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union understands the value of community and working together. On the WeShareACommonThread.org website, community members can read about three worthy nonprofit organizations and then vote for the one they would most like to see the credit union support. The charity with the most votes then receives a $1,500 donation from the credit union. Different charities are posted every quarter, so members are encouraged to keep returning to WeShareACommonThread.org to help their favorites gain a much-needed donation.
“We consider social responsibility to be an integral part of our overall mission,” said Mark S. Cochran, president and chief executive officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “The ‘Give a Click’ campaign allows us to help people in our region become more involved with their communities and with each other. We are pleased to help the Angkor Dance Troupe continue its important work.”
In this campaign, the organizations received strong support from website visitors. When the campaign ended, Angkor Dance Troupe came in first place with 451 votes, while the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra came in second with 389 votes. Illumination Opera of Chelmsford came in third. Individuals are permitted to vote only once.
The current “Give a Click” campaign is focused on nonprofit organizations that assist homeless families. The organizations vying for the next donation are: Milly’s Place, Brigid’s Crossing, and Merrimack House, all based in Lowell.